Free Template: Create & Print Your Own Dog Lover Note Cards

How to Make Your Own Greeting Cards for Dog Lovers
It seems like the art of handwritten notes is dying, but their impact cannot be denied. Texts and social media comments are a dime a dozen, but everyone loves and appreciates a special note card handwritten by someone to say thank you, they're thinking about them or just because they care.

You can easily create your own note cards. We've even got blank templates you can download for free.

Or hey, you can download some of our dog-themed note card designs of Etsy to speed up the process dramatically.

Supplies and Tools Needed:

  • Microsoft Word or other software that can edit .doc documents.
  • 8 1/2 x 11″ paper or card stock
  • Printer (color if you want to print your cards in color)

How to Design Your Own Cards

If you have Microsoft Word, it includes note card templates. They are filled in with designs, but you can edit them and create your own. You just choose “File” -> “New From Template” -> and search for “card” or “note card” and modify any of those designs.

But let's make it WAY easier for you. Just download the free blank template here (.doc).

Or if you want pre-made designs, grab our 5 pack of printable note cards for dog lovers here.

The template a simple document, divided into 4 rectangular areas. The top 2 rectangles are your first card. And the bottom 2 rectangles are your second card. Add your design to the two right squares to complete your card. You can add text, images and anything you want.

You could add text, your favorite dog quote or even grab some free images here.

Here's a visual example, showing where you'd add your design…

How to Fill in Your Note Card Template

If you want print something on the back of the card, you can add it to the rectangles on the left.

How to Print Your Cards (We Design or You Design)

Now let's get to printing. Whether you design your own cards with our free template or you grab our 5 pack of printable note cards for dog lovers here, printing your note cards is simple. All you need is 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper or your choice of card stock in the same size.

Step 1: Print the number of sheets you would like. There are 2 foldable note cards per page.

Step 2: Use a paper cutter for best results to cut the sheet along the middle horizontal line on the page. If you don't have a paper cutter, you can certainly use scissors, but a paper cutter will yield more precise results.

How to Cut Your Own Note Card

Step 3: Once you've cut your paper, you now have two cards. Fold in half with the main design on the front.

How to Fold Your Own Note Card

That's all it takes.

About Our Done-for-You Printable Note Cards for Dog Lovers

We'd love to make it easier for you to print dog-themed note cards, so we've put together 5 of our favorites for you on Etsy here. And the great thing is, part proceeds of each sale goes to support dog rescue organizations.

Get a 5-Pack of Printable Note Cards

You'll get all 5 designs in .doc and PDF format, so you can easily print from your own computer. Then just follow the cutting and folding instructions above and you're good to go.

Fun and Thoughtful Ideas for Your Cards

There are plenty of ways to use your note cards to spread cheer or show someone you're thinking of them. A few ideas include:

  • To say thank you
  • To let them know you're thinking of
  • Sympathy
  • To send congratulations
  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Graduation
  • Getting a new puppy (of course!)
  • Apology
  • Encouragement
  • Recognition of achievement
  • Share awareness of dog rescue
  • To introduce yourself to someone new
  • Invitation
  • Wish good luck
  • Just because

There are so many opportunities to have fun with your own printed cards…and to connect with others. Go ahead and use them all.

Written By

Melissa Maxwell

Melissa is a dog lover who enjoys sharing smart dog tips, inspirational stories and the joy that dogs bring. Follow us on social media for even more dog fun!


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